Tag: modifiable risk factors

Regular Eye Exams are Key for Preventing Vision Loss from AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the top cause of vision loss in older adults, but you can take certain steps to protect your eyes and preserve your vision.

“AMD is a multifactorial disease related to advancing age, genetics, and environmental exposures,” says Szilárd Kiss, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell

How Do You Get Diabetes?

How Do You Get Diabetes?

The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, recent data suggests. So, the critical question for everyone is: How do you get diabetes? A number of underlying factors are to blame for the global upswing in diabetes cases.
To avoid becoming part of the statistics, it’s vital to understand

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BONES & JOINTS
The Best Treatment Options for Your Painful Knees (Mar., 4)
Ensure the Best Outcome After Joint Replacement Surgery (Jan., 1)
Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It? (Dec., 3)

CANCER
Aggressive Treatment May Not Be Best for Older, Sicker Prostate Cancer Patients (July, 7)
New Technique for Detecting Skin Cancer Improves Survival

Newsbriefs: Dietary Patterns; Exercise Pills; Sleep; ACL Reconstruction

Focus on Dietary Pattern, Not Individual Foods.
Four dietary patterns are linked with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality, a recent study concludes. These include: The USDA dietary guidelines, Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, the Mediterranean diet, and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan (see HealthNews,

Preserve Your Mind and Prevent Cognitive Decline

Current estimates suggest that by 2050, more than 106 million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a huge increase over the 30 million people affected by the disease in 2010, the last year for which statistics are available. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

In RA, Normal Weight May Be the Patient’s Best Friend

In a study of 944 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) within the last 12 months, investigators found that both those who were either significantly underweight or overweight/obese were less likely to achieve sustained remission than patients with normal body mass index (BMI).
“Having an elevated BMI is clearly linked to

3. Common Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders can be caused by internal factors, such as medical problems, or by external factors, such as stressful situations. Some sleep disorders affect your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep, while others disrupt the structure of your sleep.
The most common sleep disorders by far are insomnia and

Study: 90 Percent of Strokes Are Preventable

Avoiding a group of 10 controllable risk factors could help people worldwide ward off an amazing 90 percent of strokes, according to a study published July 15, 2016 in The Lancet. Researchers studied the health records of nearly 27,000 residents of nations around the world to determine the extent to

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